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Conclusion of the Diocesan Phase of Marcelo Câmara’s Beatification Process

6 April marked an important step in Marcelo Câmara’s process of beatification. With the conclusion of the diocesan phase of the process, documents will be sent to the Dicastery for the Causes of Saints for further study.

Canonization Causes

Toni Zweifel: Thoughtfulness and Care for Others

Toni's habitual consideration for others led him to do things that were somewhat extraordinary, as illustrated by an incident one day at Zurich's central station.

Life and Stories

Ernesto Cofiño Declared Venerable

Guatemalan, husband and father of five, he was a pioneer in pediatrics in Guatemala.


Timeline of Ernesto Cofiño's cause for canonization

On the occasion of the promulgation of the decree on Ernesto Cofiño's heroic virtues, here is a timeline of the main steps in his cause for canonization.


Interview with the Postulator for the Cause of Ernesto Cofiño

Interview with Fr. Santiago Callejo, postulator of the cause for Ernesto Cofiño, on the occasion of the authorization for the promulgation of the decree on his heroic virtues.


Biography of Ernesto Cofiño: A Life of Service

Ernesto Cofiño (1899-1991), Guatemalan, studied medicine in Paris. He is considered the father of pediatrics in Guatemala. He married Clemencia Samayoa in 1933 and they had five children. He worked in favor of the neediest people, trained thousands of university students and was recognized for his scientific contributions. He sought to live close to God, praying daily and offering Him his work. He discovered his vocation to Opus Dei in 1956. His process of canonization began in 2000.

Life and Stories

Ernesto Cofiño intercedes in Hong Kong

Dr. Ernesto Cofiño dedicated his life to serving the most underprivileged children in Guatemala. He was the first professor of Pediatrics and founded the Pediatric Association in the country. He passed away with a reputation for holiness. In this account, the mother of a four-year-old boy recounts how she turned to his intercession before God.


"Sanctity means finding our Lord Jesus Christ"

On the feast of All Saints (1 November), here is a video of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo speaking about what it means to be close to God in ordinary life.

Álvaro del Portillo

Audiobook on Spotify: "Letters to a Saint"

A new audiobook of "Letters to a Saint," a selection of letters from Blessed Guadalupe Ortiz de Landázuri to Saint Josemaria Escriva, for the feast of Blessed Guadalupe.


Free e-book on engineer Isidoro Zorzano

"Isidoro 100%" is a portrait, a conversation about Isidoro Zorzano which summarises the most significant of the 259 testimonies that were collected after his death, due to lymphoma when he was about to turn 41 and was working as a railway engineer.